Java SE 6: Top Ten
By dannycoward on Dec 10, 2006
My top 10 new features...your top 10 reasons to upgrade.
And what we're blogging about.
||Who's blogging about it ?
to use APIs for developing web service clients.
to web services with NetBeans 5.5 and then
a Java SE 6 client to eBay, included as one of the new
samples in Java SE 6. Not forgetting the new
lightweight http server API for callbacks.
scripting and Java in
||John gets busy with
Sundar gets him
hello, and uses the new
scripting features to experiment with AJAX. Mike and Sundar talked
||Updated JDBC 4.0 APIs,
and an all-Java
JDBC database included in the JDK.
||Lance, when not
playing tennis, blogs frequently on the updated
JDBC 4.0, SQLXML,
talks about bundling
JavaDB, and this week Francois will cover various
aspects of JavaDB.
JTable sorting and filtering, GroupLayout and more.
||Chet ain't no Julie Andrews but he cranks out quite a tune about the new Java SE 6 desktop, Shannon drags and drops with SE 6, Scott doesn't forget that if you look after the pennies the pounds will look after themselves; and going mega modal with Praveen and the new dialog infrastructure.|
tools now attach
on demand. And there's a new one: jhat.
||Dr Mandy, our code
doctor, is in
the house, and takes us through all
the M&M improvements, as well as the
makeover we gave to JConsole. Alan
opens the hood on dynamic
from Sundar. We can't keep him down. Eamonn recaps
on mBeans, and Luis Miguel on another
important change to JConsole.
the javac compiler.
||Peter on why you should upgrade
(do you NEED
any more reasons ?), and including the compiler APIs.
own annotations and plug in the code to process them.
||Joe grilled by Artima about
looking and better
accelerated. Revamped runtime and application installation.
can't keep a lid on great
Java SE 6 runs on Vista. Stanley sayings a
to the old installation GUIs. And get the skinny on making
Swing look and feel even better.
with services like PKI, Java GSS, Kerberos, and LDAP.
||Andreas on smoothing
a corner or two, how about those new XMLDSIG
APIs, and Sean's
ultimate guide to what's
new in security in Java SE 6.
digit improvements in performance, client and server. 100,000+
tests for compatibility alone.
||Dave 'mr performance' Dagastine
and the new 'hands-free'
performance. And how do we test
for compatibility, Patrick
Of course there are many more features that may be in your top 10. Like some of the enhancements to the core APIs that Dave's talking about.